01-18-2022 · STEMUp
Deadline for the STEMUp Youth Maker Competition has been extended to February 25th!
We are looking for innovative STEM-related ideas to solve problems in your local communities.
This live competition modeled after the television show “Shark Tank” is an opportunity for young people in our region to use their ideas, voice, and leadership to improve our communities.
The competition is open to middle and high school-aged students who are involved in STEM programming in the United Way of Greater Atlanta 13-county footprint. Up to three finalists will be selected to receive a monetary award up to $2,500.00 to support the implementation of their innovative idea. Employees from Cox Enterprises will be judging the proposals.
This year, STEMUp Competition proposals will address equity and inclusion of one of the following community issues: the Digital Divide, COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, Academic Support for Youth (Learning Loss), Increase Employment Rate, College Planning and Preparation and other community equity issues that can be solved with STEM.
An area of priority for United Way of Greater Atlanta includes improving engagement in STEM by underrepresented groups, social innovation, and partnerships with STEM-related businesses.